The Shannon Center for the Performing Arts presents the 2010-11 Cabaret Series— Songs You Know by Heart. Folk and Rock duo Chad & Jeremy kick off the series by bringing back the great songs from the British Invasion of the early 60's. Other performers include, Broadway performer Dean Regan; Award Winning Barbershop quartet, The Perfect Gentlemen; and Linda Purl and Lee Lessak. These performances will be presented in an intimate cabaret-style setting on the stage of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608. General admission is $25.00; Seniors/Students $20. For additional information, directions, or to purchase tickets, please call (562) 907-4203, or visit online, www.shannoncenter.org
Saturday, November 13, 8:30 p.m.
Folk/Rock Duo Chad & Jeremy
Remember these great songs from the British Invasion of the early 60's,Yesterday's Gone, A Summer Song Willow Weep for Me? They were all Top 40 hits for Chad & Jeremy. In total the duo had seven U.S. Top 40 hits throughout their career. Aside from music, the two made several television appearances in shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show, Laredo, and the 1960s television series of Batman.Chad & Jeremy have been touring since 2003 and recently celebrates 50 years of performing together. Come relive those gentler days and find out what Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde have been up to since they first began.
Wednesday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.
Dean Regan-A Broadway Christmas
Performing Broadway Standards and Christmas Songs, A Broadway Christmas will put you in the holiday spirit. Dean Regan, a Chicago native, is a multi-faceted performer who has performed both on Broadway and television and also has a very active concert career both solo and with top-notch vocal ensembles. He is the winner of several awards such as Artist of the Year from Professional Artists, Lost Angeles and a Tele Award. He is also a two-time Garland Award winner for his performances in Cabaret and Company. He has appeared in shows and soap operas such as NYPD Blue and Secrets.
Sunday, January 30, 4:00 p.m.
The Perfect Gentlemen
The Perfect Gentlemen have been entertaining audiences since 1998, from Los Angeles to London, and just about every place in between. Award winning barbershop quartet is made up of four performers: Dan Jordan (Second Tenor), Jim Campbell (Bass), Tim Reeder (Bariton/Ukulele/Tenor Guitar), and Phil Gold (First Tenor). In 2000, The Perfect Gentlemen won the L.A. Regional Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Competition, placing 2nd nationally while winning the David Lichtman Award for Best Original Arrangement with Salute to the 20th Century (which is a humorous take on the de-evolution of music over the last century). Competing two years later, the group was named the "Best A Cappella Vocal Group" in the U.S., winning the National Harmony Sweepstakes, along with again winning the award for Best Original Arrangement as well as being selected as the "Audience Favorite."
Saturday, February 20, 8:00 p.m.
'Steppin’ Out With By Baby â€“The Songs of Irving Berlin"
Linda Purl and Lee Lessak
The Shannon Center is proud to present Broadway and television star Linda Purl ("The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "Born Free," "Happy Days," "Matlock," "The Office") and veteran lyric baritone Lee Lessack (whom the Chicago Tribune calls 'the best male cabaret singer since Michael Feinstein") for a powerhouse evening of America"s favorite songs by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Irving Berlin. Why Irving Berlin? Here's what some other guys who wrote a song or two had to say: composer George Gershwin called him 'the greatest songwriter that has ever lived" and composer Jerome Kern concluded that 'Irving Berlin has no place in American music - he is American music."